Raoof is a British- Persian artist who is currently living in Essex - UK. A self- taught versatile artist who has participated in over 20 group and 40 solo shows in the United Kingdom and Persia.
His art works have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award 2011, Threadneedle Prize 2012 - 2013 & 2014, RBA Royal society of British artists 2014 & 2015 - Royal Society of Portrait Painters(RP) 2014 & 2015.S ky Arts portrait artist of the year 2014– London Heat winner, featuring in Sky arts TV – November 4th 2014.
He was also chosen Overall Winner of ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 by Artist & Illustrators -the UK's number 1 magazine for original art.
His paintings are mostly oil on canvas and built upon his strong cultural traditions as well as his interest in the changing world of today.
His work often combines contemporary ideas with traditional techniques.
Raoof’s paintings are in numerous private collections worldwide particularly Persia, the USA, France and the UK.